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                                              Hokie Spirit Memorial Fund
 April 16, 2007, will be remembered as one of the darkest days in the history of the Virginia Tech community and the world beyond. To remember and honor the victims of those tragic events, the university has established the Hokie Spirit Memorial Fund to aid in the healing process.The fund will be used to cover expenses including but not limited to: Assistance to victims and their families Grief counseling Memorials Communication expenses Comfort expenses In the wake of this tragedy, we are confident that Hokie Spirit will only grow stronger and more resilient. We thank you for your continued support
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                                                 Maxine Turner
     
    Maxine Turner, a senior chemical engineering student, had finished her required credits and was preparing for her May graduation, but took German as an elective, said her father, Paul Turner. The 22-year-old was shot in the German class.
     "She was very excited -- she was very excited about school in general," her father told the AP.  Turner, from Vienna, Virginia, was accepted by a handful of high-profile schools, including Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. But she was determined to be a Virginia Tech Hokie, her father said.  "We tried to convince her to go elsewhere. When you get accepted to Johns Hopkins, it's a very prestigious school," he told the AP. "But no, she wanted to go to Virginia Tech."  Turner recently helped found a chapter of Alpha Omega Epsilon, a sorority for women in engineering. She had accepted a chemical engineering job with W.L. Gore & Associates in Elkton, Maryland.  "It's a terrible loss," her father said Wednesday, weeping. "I cannot understand the legislators in this country, not putting in laws that protect people."